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WWIII may be over soon. China's President Xi Jinping urged Russia's President Vladimir Putin to negotiate a surrender with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Zelensky (2nd from L) and Putin (2nd from R) are pictured with France's President Emanuel Macron (C) on December 9, 2019.

During a phone call on Friday, Xi urged Putin to resolve "the Ukraine crisis" through "talks" with Zelensky.

According to Bloomberg, the Kremlin announced Putin agreed to "organize negotiations" after Zelensky said he was ready to discuss Ukraine's "neutral status" and not push to join NATO.

However, Zelensky rejected Putin's offer to hold the meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Instead, he wants to hold the talks in Warsaw, Poland's capital.

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The Kremlin also notes that Zelensky positioned missile systems in residential areas in big cities — a move that could result in high civilian casualties.

Earlier, a Russian official said that Moscow will only agree to talks if Ukraine's army surrenders.

"We're ready for negotiations at any time, as soon as the Ukrainian armed forces respond to our president's call, stop resistance and lay down their weapons," Lavrov said in the Russian capital.

Putin agreed to talks amid reports that over 450 of his soldiers were killed and over 800 Russian troops were captured by Ukraine forces.

Dozens of Ukraine civilians died during the conflict.

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The White House reports Russian forces are on the verge of capturing Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, despite the United States and its allies levying huge sanctions on Russia.

The White House announced late Thursday that Russia's military forces were 20 miles outside of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.

There are reports that 450 Russian soldiers were killed on Day 1 of WW3, and hundreds of military equipment were captured by Ukraine forces. However, Ukraine's losses are believed to be much worse.

The sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Russia have not slowed its attack on Ukraine and Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin's plan to capture the capital.

Early Friday, Ukrainian Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky announced, "Russia's sabotage forces have entered the capital. Me and my family are remaining."

Zelensky confirmed ballistic and cruise missiles hit Kyiv overnight, and he wondered aloud whether help was on the way.

"We are left alone in defense of our state. Who is ready to fight with us? I don't see it. Who is ready to guarantee Ukraine's accession to Nato? Everyone is afraid. I asked the 27 leaders of Europe whether Ukraine should be in Nato. I asked directly. They are all afraid. And we are not afraid."

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Zelensky (L) is pictured with U.S. Pres. Joe Biden at a White House meeting on Sept. 1, 2021.

During a press conference from the White House on Thursday, Biden said, "Our forces are not and will not be engaged in a conflict with Russia in Ukraine. Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine."

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When Biden first took office in Jan. 2021, he removed sanctions imposed on Russia by the outgoing Trump administration. That opened the door for Putin's military action in Ukraine.

Former Pres. Donald Trump wrote an executive order imposing sanctions on any company that helped Russia's state-owned gas company, Gazprom.

Biden removed those sanctions and handed Russia back its pipeline (while simultaneously shutting down America's oil pipeline). Biden allowed Russia to extend its pipeline into Eastern Europe, and along with it, the power to invade Eastern Europe.

In the face of massive military losses, Putin offered to begin to negotiating "terms of surrender" for Ukraine.

"We are not afraid to talk to Russia," said Zelensky in response. "We are not afraid to talk about security guarantees for our state. We are not afraid to talk about neutral status. But what security guarantees will we have? But which countries will give them?"

Putin said the "final straw" that led to the invasion of Ukraine was Zelensky's announcement of his intent to restore Ukraine as a nuclear power.

Meanwhile, the world is watching to see if China will invade Taiwan.

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The world is reacting to Russia invading Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin orders his troops over the border into eastern Ukraine.

A senior Biden administration official told reporters Monday, "In the last hour, we've seen Russia order troops to deploy into the [Donetsk and Luhansk regions] for so-called peacekeeping functions."

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The US ambassador to the United Nations says Putin's claims about "peacekeeping" forces on the ground are "nonsense".

Putin is pictured during a meeting at Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 22.

US Pres. Joe Biden signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Russia if the invasion into Ukraine continued.

"To be clear: these measures are separate from and would be in addition to the swift and severe economic measures we have been preparing in coordination with Allies and partners should Russia further invade Ukraine," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.

She said Biden placed a secure phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to "reaffirm the commitment of the United States to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity" and "strongly condemned" Putin's recognition of Ukraine's rebel republics of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent.

Psaki said Biden had spoken with Zelensky for about 35 minutes — after Putin recognized the two regions as independent regions that he can lay claim to.

The two regions — collectively known as the Donbas — are in eastern Ukraine, near the border with Russia.

The Biden administration previously warned Putin that formally recognizing Luhansk and Donetsk as "independent" would be met with a "swift and firm response" from the U.S. and its allies.

The Biden administration official "made clear that [Putin] views Ukraine historically as part of Russia... This was a speech to the Russian people to justify war," he said.

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The threat of World War III is over for now. Russian troops were reportedly seen withdrawing from the Ukrainian border on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he welcomed security dialogue with America. He said he doesn't want war and would rely on negotiations with the U.S. government to stop Ukraine's bid to join NATO, according to the Associated Press.

Russia backed down after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday that Russia had set Wednesday, Feb. 16, as the date to invade Ukraine. There were reports late Monday that the Ukraine president was only joking about the start date.

130,000 Russian forces massed near the Ukraine border was the closest that the world's second biggest power had come to starting World War III in decades.

"We want to solve this issue now as part of negotiation process through peaceful means," Putin said after meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. "We very much hope that our partners hear our concerns and take them seriously."

Scholz also said diplomatic options are "far from exhausted," and praised the announcement of a troop withdrawal as a "good signal," adding: "We hope that more will follow."

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A date has been set for World War III. Now is the time to plan for your physical, mental, and financial well-being amid the ongoing war.

Unfortunately, it seems that World War III is imminent. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia will invade his country on Wednesday, February 16.

American Pres. Joe Biden spoke with Zelenskyy on Sunday, to guarantee the safety of the Ukrainian people. Biden told him that America "would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its Allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine," according to the White House.

In addition to NATO's allies that are already in Poland, Biden sent more than 3,000 troops to Poland to amass along the Ukraine border in the event of an invasion by Russia.

If Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. will have to take action — then China will invade Taiwan — and World War III will begin.

Below are just a few tips to survive World War III.

1. Exercise

When the body is stressed its demands increase. Exercise is an excellent stress reliever. Exercise reduces the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. So exercise at least 20 minutes a day to relieve stress.

2. Stock up on non-perishable foods

War means high prices, including gasoline and utilities. There may be rolling blackouts in your area to preserve electricity. High gas prices means higher fuel and diesel prices for truckers who we depend on to deliver food to grocery stores. Stock up on non-perishable food items such as:

  • Canned tuna, salmon and sardines
  • Almonds and almond butter
  • Cashews/cashew butter and other dried nuts
  • Canned/boxed coconut and almond milk
  • Olive oil, coconut oil and other oils
  • Beef/turkey jerky
  • Protein bars
  • Dried beans, lentils and peas
  • Whole grains
  • Dried berries
  • Pickled vegetables in jars
  • Unsweetened canned fruits
  • Organic canned soups that are low in sodium

Additionally, stock up on condiments such as raw honey, dried herbs and spices (all types), maple syrup, hot sauce, mustard, mustards, vinegars (apple cider, balsamic and white), low sugar BBQ sauce, etc.

3. Learn how to shoot a weapon

Purchase a firearm today and learn how to shoot it. There are firearms training schools in your area. You can also go to a target shooting facility to learn how to safely operate your weapon.

4. Connect with long lost friends off the Internet

The Internet will go offline during a war. You can't expect the phone service to work and the U.S. mail is not an option. Develop a network of friends who live within miles of you and your loved ones so you can get word to them quickly.

5. Hoard gold and silver

Forget about hoarding cash. Money is worthless during times of war. Gold, silver and copper can be used to barter for food and essential items. It's also a good idea to purchase and hoard items that you can use to barter with such as camping equipment, wood burning stoves, gas masks in adult and children's sizes, and other survival gear, matches, lighters, oil, reading glasses, binoculars, socks, shoes, underwear, live stock such as chickens and goats, etc.

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Ukraine's top prosecutor has reopened an investigation into the Burisma gas company that reportedly paid Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $3 million in salary and bonuses.

"We are now reviewing all the cases that were closed or split into several parts or were investigated before," said Ukraine's Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka, according to DailyMail.com.

Ukraine's former prosecutor who launched a probe into Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma was reportedly fired under pressure from then-Vice President Joe Biden.

The investigation into possible corruption by Joe and Hunter was reopened hours after U.S. President Trump asked Ukraine for assistance investigating the Bidens, saying the country "should investigate" Joe and Hunter Biden.

Trump is on the hot seat for asking a foreign government to help investigate his political rival.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked Zelensky for information on the Bidens.

House Democrats are looking into whether Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if the government didn't comply with his wishes.

Trump reportedly fired the U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine after Rudy Giuliani complained she would not launch an investigation into the Bidens.

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In an interview with The Associated Press, President Zelensky denied he was pressured by Trump to investigate Joe Biden and his son.

Asked by The Associated Press about Trump's comment Thursday that the U.S. has an "absolute right" to ask foreign leaders to investigate corruption cases, Zelensky said that Ukraine is "open" and that all the cases under investigation are "transparent."

The Bidens are accused of influence peddling by using Joe's position as Barack Obama's vice president to enrich himself and his son.

Hunter reportedly received $1.5 billion from the Chinese government, in addition to $3 million from Burisma gas company and untold millions from other foreign governments while Joe was VP.

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Many are saying President Trump pulled an epic chess move by leaking information to an unidentified “whistleblower" after the latest impeachment effort blew up in the Democrats' faces.

Trump was on the hot seat for allegedly pressuring Ukraine's president to reopen an investigation into Joe Biden and his son.

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On Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an unofficial impeachment inquiry into Trump.

Then Trump did something the Democrats did not expect - he released the unredacted transcript of the phone conversation between himself and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The transcript, which did not contain the bombshell the Democrats had hoped for - did allow Trump to get the word "CrowdStrike" trending on Twitter. He also mentioned the fact that Biden bragged about firing the Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating his son, Hunter.

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Hunter Biden was paid $50,000 per month to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Hunter also received $1.5 billion from China. Funds that Republicans claim were influence peddling.

Elizabeth Warren, who passed Biden in the polls this week, hesitated when asked whether she would allow her vice president's son to sit on the board of a foreign company. "No," she said before adding, "I don't know. I mean I'd have to go back and look at the details."

Within an hour after the White House released the transcript, Twitter users uploaded a video that shows Biden bragging about withholding a billion dollars from Ukraine if the prosecutor wasn't fired.

"You're not getting the billion dollars. Call Barack," Biden says. "If the prosecutor isn't fired, you're not getting the money."

 

The Democrats accused Trump of withholding military aid to Ukraine. Now here is Biden admitting he did the same thing as vice president.

The damning video embarrassed Biden and the Democrats. Flustered Democrats are demanding to know why Pelosi rushed the impeachment inquiry without first reviewing the evidence.

Biden's loose lips is probably why former President Barack Obama pleaded with him not to run for president.

Obama's choice for the nomination is California Senator Kamala Harris. But she has gone missing from the headlines in recent weeks and is no longer considered a serious contender.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Pelosi made the announcement after meeting with House Democrats in a closed door session on Tuesday.

"Today, I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," said Pelosi on Tuesday.

Trump is under fire for allegedly pressuring the Ukrainian president to give him dirt on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

At issue is a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump allegedly pressured the Ukrainian government to reopen an investigation into presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.

On Wednesday, the White House released the unredacted transcript of the phone call between the U.S president and the Ukrainian president.

Among the 5 pages is a section where Trump asks President Zelensky to do the United States a favor and find out what he knows about Hillary Clinton's email server.

"The server, they say Ukraine has it," Trump said.

Trump also asked Zelensky about the now closed investigation into Biden's son, Hunter Biden, who was allegedly paid millions of dollars to sit on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

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Trump was interested in reports that Biden, while still vice president, forced out Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin who was investigating Hunter's business dealings with an energy company called Burisma Holdings.

"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that," said Trump. "So whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went about bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it... It sounds horrible to me."

The whistleblower who leaked the details of the phone call to the media has indicated through his or her attorney that they are willing to testify before Congress.

If Trump is impeached, he will join 2 other sitting presidents to be impeached in the modern era: Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.

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The Democrats are all aboard the Impeach Trump train amid reports that President Trump threatened Ukrainian officials if they didn’t investigate Joe Biden and his son.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has resisted all efforts to impeach Trump, will hold a closed-door meeting with House Democrats today at 4pm to start formal impeachment proceedings.

At issue is whether President Trump threatened to withhold military aid money from Ukrainian officials if they didn't reopen their investigation into possible corruption by Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Pelosi previously declined to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump unless the American people demanded it.

Americans remain divided on the decision to impeach Trump, according to multiple polls.

Trump is under fire for asking the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, who reportedly took $1.5 billion in payouts from China and was paid millions in lucrative business dealings with Ukrainian officials.

Trump was interested in reports that Biden, while still vice president, forced out Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin who was investigating Hunter's business dealings with an energy company called Burisma Holdings.

Trump called Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in July to congratulate him on winning the election.

During the conservation Trump made an inquiry into reports that Hunter, who was not a public official, was paid millions of dollars as a board member of Ukraine's Burisma Holdings.

Speaking to reporters Monday at the United Nations, President Trump denied asking Ukraine officials to reopen their investigation into Biden and his son.

Questioning what law he'd broken, Trump said "it would probably, possibly have been O.K. if I did".

"But I didn't," Trump insisted. "I didn't put any pressure on them whatsoever."

Trump failed to explain why he placed a freeze on hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to the Ukraine just one week before the phone call with the Ukraine president.

Trump said he didn't threaten to withhold military aid money from Zelensky if he didn't reopen the investigation into Hunter Biden.

The president also hinted he may turn over a recording of the phone conversation.

Trump criticized the White House whistleblower who revealed the phone conversation, calling him or her "unpatriotic."